From: 35  38 €

A Day Tour From Istanbul Cruise Port

Istanbul with its cultural wealth, natural beauty, deep-rooted historical, legendary structures and the boundless sea is both Turkey’s and one of the most important cities in the world, will be our tour center.

We are glad to serve you during your Istanbul stop while you are on a cruise ship. This shore excursion in Istanbul takes you the Byzantium History where you will see the spectacular structures of the Byzantine Art and Architectures.

Visiting Sights
  • Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar
  • Chora Church
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Grand Bazaar
Spectecular Istanbul Shore Excursion
  • Full Day
  • Private
  • Everyday
  • 08:30
  • 17:00
  • +

Spectacular Structures of the Byzantine

According to your cruise arrival time, our guide will wait for you at the exit of the Istanbul Cruise Port. Once you out from the cruise ship, look for your name sing. You will meet with our Professional Tour guide. The tour will start after you have met with your guide and will continue in the streets of the old city where smells history every corner.

After all, this city was once the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. During the tour, you will witness of the important relics and the structures of Byzantine Architecture.
Chora Church considered being one of the most beautiful surviving examples of later Byzantine art will become our first address. After Hagia Sophia, Chora Church is the most interesting Byzantine church in Istanbul. Chora Church is the only museum in Istanbul where you can see the most beautiful examples of mosaic and fresco art together.

The tour will continue through The Basilica Cistern, located in the middle of the Historical Peninsula, and was built by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I in 542 to supply the water requirement of the Great Palace. Due to its splendor among the marble columns rising from the water, it is also referred to as “Basilica Palace” by the people.

Final destination point will become Grand Bazaar in Nur-u Osmaniye District, where you can find any production, handmade souvenirs, and many tools from all over the world.

According to your Cruise Ship departure time, you will be transferred back to Istanbul Cruise Port to embark back to your Cruise Ship.

  • Pick up and drop off from Cruise Port in Istanbul
  • English Speaking Licenced Tour guide
  • Entrance Fee to the mentioned sights
  • All necessary land transportation by A/C Touristical Buses
  • Local Taxes
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any Meals and Drinks
  • Any extra fees for transportation if your hotel is not central

Closed Days
The Chora Church is closed on Wednesdays
Grand Bazaar is closed on Sundays.

Is there any risk to miss my cruise ship If I do not book with cruise line company?

No. The shore excursion will be private that means you will be able to determine the time. We guaranteed to take you back to the cruise ship on time according to your departure time. In case any traffic jam on the way, we will find a different way to take you back.

Are you a legal tour operator for organizing Day Tours from Cruise Port?

Yes, we are legal. We have registered tour company licensed by TURSAB (Associaton of Turkish Travel Agency) License Number: 6250 named Travel Bazaar.

How do I get my confirmation voucher?

When you book it online, We wil send your confirmation voucher in 48 hours after your booking and receiving your payment with the full instruction of the tour and pickups.

When do I have to pay?

You have to pay your tour at the time of booking. You should book your tour as early as possible because on tour date there will be many guests who will travel and book the tour from Cruise Port. That’s why it is very difficult to arrange a guide and driver because of the crowd.

Which currency do you charge?

We charge Euro or USD according to your preference.

How close to departure dates I book the shore excursion?

You can book even a day before but we do not guarantee for availability. Before you book it, please contact us via Whatsapp or by e-mail to check availability.

How much should we tip to guide and driver?

There is no any obligation to tip but it is a good way to show your thanks to guide and driver and there is no any certain minimum or maximum limit. All depends on how much you like the service.

Is it possible to cancel my reservation?

Yes, it is possible. If you cancel your reservation before 2 weeks of departure date there will be only %10 administrative fee of the total amount. If you book it within 2 weeks of departure dates, the full amount will be charged.

Do you have child reduction?

Yes, we have child reduction. When you are booking online the price shown if you insert the child number.

Can we choose stating time for the tour from Cruise Port?

Yes, you can choose because all of our tour from Cruise Ports are on a private basis. In this way, you are able to determine the time.

How do I meet with our guide and driver when we arrive in port?

Once you arrive in Cruise Port, your professional tour guide will wait at the exit of cruise port with a sign your name is written on it. When you meet with your guide, you will exit the port to the road and then you will meet with your driver as well to start the tour.


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